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Foundation awards $200,000 in grants

The Foundation of the State Bar announced grants totaling more than $200,000 awarded to fund legal projects coordinated by organizations throughout the state. In addition, it awarded $32,500 to State Bar entities for law-related projects.

The foundation's Annual Grant Fund is available to any 501(c)(3) organization, court, legal services organization or State Bar entity for law-related, charitable projects. The average grant awarded was $5,500.

The 2004 recipients are:

  • Asian Law Caucus, $2,000, Know Your Rights Workshop;

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, $2,750, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Preventing Hate Crimes in the Aftermath of 9/11;

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, $20,000, Lawyers for Children;

  • Bay Area Legal Aid, $1,400, Contra Costa Temporary Restraining Order Collaborative;

  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, $2,000, Senior Law Day Clinic;

  • Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt County, $4,000, Humboldt County Teen Court;

  • Butte County Public Law Library, $4,900, Law Made Public — North;

  • Center for Families, Children and the Courts, $5,000, Developing Best Practices for Attorneys and Judges;

  • Community Legal Service in East Palo Alto, $3,000, Community Home Ownership Project;

  • Donald P. McCullum Youth Court, $4,500, Youth Attorney and Internship Program;

  • Each One Reach Out, $5,000, A Dream and a Plan for Tomorrow;

  • Family Violence Law Center, $6,000, Youth Violence Prevention Project;

  • Kern County Bar Association, $5,000, Visitation Intervention Pilot Project;

  • Korean American Bar Association of Los Angeles, $1,600, Pro Bono Community Legal Clinic;

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, $3,500, Women's Resource Fair;

  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, $2,200, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs — Translation;

  • Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, $5,000, Domestic Violence and Employment Project;

  • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, $15,000, court representation of clients in the greater Los Angeles area;

  • Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice, $2,650, Notario Fraud Community Education Project;

  • Madera Coalition for Community Justice, $1,150, Student Peer Court Project;

  • Napa Superior Court Self-Help Project, $1,000, Small Claims Access Project;

  • Nevada County Superior Court, Public Law Center, $10,000, Assist Self-Represented Litigants;

  • San Diego County Public Law Library, $9,950, Parent Education Awareness Community Effort — PEACE;

  • San Francisco Superior Court, $5,000, Guardianship Self-Help Project;

  • San Francisco Youth Treatment & Education Court, $2,500, YTEC Leadership Fellows Program;

  • San Mateo Superior Court, $15,000, Touch Screen Forms for Self-Represented Litigants;

  • Alameda County Superior Court, $5,000, Alameda County Homeless Court Services Pilot Project;

  • Alameda County Superior Court, $6,000, Fremont Hall of Justice Self-Help Center equipment;

  • Alameda County Superior Court, $6,400, Southern Alameda County Juvenile Justice Forum;

  • Fresno County Superior Court, $5,000, Increased Access for Self-Represented Litigants through I-CAN! software;

  • Monterey County Superior Court, $6,812, Family Law Access for the Underserved;

  • Santa Clara County Superior Court, $6,000, Public Education & Outreach Program to support Supreme Court sessions at Superior Court;

  • Santa Cruz County Superior Court, $5,500, Increased Access for Pro Per Family Law Litigants;

  • Judicial Council of California, $11,670, National Conference of Women of Color in the Judicial System;

  • University of California, San Diego, $4,000, Youth Success and Outreach Project;

  • Ventura County Bar Association/Volunteer Lawyer Services, $2,000, Emeritus Attorney "Team of Nine" training;

  • Volunteers in Parole, $10,432, Very Important Partners: Promoting Altruism by Personal Example.

The foundation offers periodic grant-writing workshops to the general public, providing information about grant-making criteria and advice on how to prepare applications that get noticed by the foundation's grant committee. Upcoming workshops will be posted at the foundation's Web site, when they are scheduled.

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